10:45 07/11/18 Phishing email – “Review blocked sign-in attempt”

We are receiving reports of a Phishing email coming into University inboxes. This is not an official University email and clinking on the links could harm your computer/data.

The email claims to come from ‘IT Service Desk’ and that there has been a blocked sign in attempt on your university email account. It looks like this:

The IT department blocks thousands of scam emails a week but some still get through. Please always check the sender address and hover your mouse over links to check them before clicking.

To learn more on keeping safe online at the University, read the PC Security page on the IT website.

If you are unsure of an email or want to talk to IT about phishing emails then please call ex.6262 or go to reading.ac.uk/it